Lipa Batangas is One of the Best Places to Live In

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If you love cool weather, nature, and a laid-back lifestyle, then you’ll definitely fall in love with Lipa, Batangas. The city is 80-kilometers away from Manila. Approximately an hour and a half drive from the Mall of Asia (MOA). Very accessible if you are longing for a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of the Metro.

But more than its scenic views and refreshing climate, Lipa is also rich in culture and investment opportunities. It was once regarded as the coffee capital of the Philippines, a top exporter of coffee beans around the world. It is also hailed as the “Little Rome of the Philippines” being home to several Catholic churches, convents, seminaries, Catholic schools, and retreat houses. Lipa has also been included in the Top Ten Next Wave Cities, or thriving cities outside Metro Manila.

In this blog, we’ll help you discover the dynamic culture, destinations, and aggressive development in Lipa, Batangas — making it one of the best places to live in.


Rich Culture, Traditions, and Food

Periveo Coffee Shop
Periveo Coffee Shop


For coffee connoisseurs, Lipa is the perfect location to try the famous Kapeng Barako. To satisfy your palate for an authentic cup, visit local Lipa cafés — like Café De Lipa. The locals know just how to prepare and serve it in its iconic taste and punch. And if you are into fun and worthwhile discoveries, then you might as well not miss witnessing the annual celebration of Kapeng Barako Festival held from December 11 to 16.

By the time January approaches, the City of Lipa is preparing for the Lipa City Fiesta held primarily in honor of its patron saint San Sebastian. A series of festivities, bazaars, contests, and parades of all sorts, involving the government, the academe, and private sector are much awaited by the residents and tourists alike.

Lipa, Batangas definitely has various offerings in terms of delicious dishes, signature drinks, and delicacies waiting to be tried by everyone.

Lomi is well-known comfort food for Filipinos. The Batangueños add a special twist to the classic Lomi dish. As its soup is much thicker and is topped with generous servings of pork meat, pork liver, chicharon, tofu, and eggs. This dish is usually savored with chili, soy sauce, and calamansi.


Sanctuary for Relaxation and Leisure

Periveo Putting Green
Periveo Putting Green 


Notably, Lipa City has a cooler climate due to its high elevation of 1025 feet above sea level. Located in the valley of two famous mountains, the Mt. Maculot and Mt. Malarayat—two famous mountains also serve as protection from natural disasters.

With its stunning scenery of rolling hills, green ridges, and numerous golf courses like Mount Malarayat Golf & Country Club and Summit Point Golf & Country Club, Lipa has become a coveted address, particularly for retirees to live in.

A trip to the South is not complete without lusting on the well-known resorts and beaches of Batangas. If you are yearning for a quick getaway with friends or loved ones, set foot on The Farm at San Benito which is a few minutes away from the busy Lipa City. You can also recharge in nature at this idyllic Rose Villa Resort in San Jose, Lipa City, Batangas

A proof that the province itself strikes the perfect balance between a relaxing and dynamic lifestyle.  

If you are looking to move from Manila’s hustle and bustle, then you may want to start searching for houses & lots for sale in Lipa Batangas.


Pioneers for Environmental Sustainability in Suburban Development

Periveo Erin House Model
Periveo Erin House Model


It is not a secret that Batangas is blessed with rich biodiversity noted with vibrant marine life, diverse plant life, and natural spots such as mountains, oceans, falls, creeks, forests, and rivers.

Because of its advantage in biodiversity, economic development has increased to fuel the city’s growth. Thus, a challenge to maximize and preserve natural resources has become the priority of the city’s leaders.

Ordinated back in 2010, Batangas City formulated and implemented its own Environment Code known as the “E-Code of Batangas City”. The act contains environmental provisions on policies, programs, regulations, and penalties for violations of the environmental protection and management plan of the city. It holds 24 articles with 176 sections that encompass every aspect of sustainability — from land resources and conservation areas, green building, energy conservation, water conservation, regulating pollutants, wildlife, freshwater resources, waste management, and air quality, to business environmental impacts.


A Thriving and Progressive City

Periveo Vicinity Map
Periveo Proximity Map


Backed by modern conveniences and technological advancements, life in Lipa is one of comfort and accessibility.

Expanding Lipa’s business landscape is the emergence of business process outsourcing (BPO) companies. Because of its extensive pool of talents, business-friendly government policies, and readily available infrastructure, it managed to attract outsourcing firms.

Emphasizing the value of education, educational institutions offering quality learning such as De La Salle Lipa, Canossa Academy Lipa, and Stonyhurst Southville International School are within the proximity. Offering quality health are the essential medical establishments such as Metro Lipa Medical Center and Lipa Medix Medical Center.

Lipa City has a wide range of large-scale commercial activities, including retail and recreational facilities such as SM City, Robinsons Lipa, and S&R Membership Shopping—a short drive away, less of the rush-hour gridlock brought by a booming and stifling metropolis population.

In terms of travel, transportation to Metro Manila is easier as South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR) Tollway are operating as a link to the metropolis.

As the government continues to press countryside development, aspiring investors and residents can expect that more opportunities will be open in the future.


Strategic Location for Investors

Periveo in Lipa Batangas
Periveo 1-Hectare Leisure Hub


The city’s locational advantage, given its proximity to Metro Manila and nearby major regional and provincial cities, is harnessed by an emphasis on infrastructures such as the country’s first power plants using natural gas, metal fabrication facilities, and special economic zones/industrial estates are now well established in Batangas City.

The boom of its many industries such as tourism and agriculture sectors provided Batangas’ economy with endless opportunities to develop. Today, Batangas has grown to be one of the fastest urbanizing cities in the Philippines and a major contributor to the economic growth of the entire Calabarzon region.

Rapid growth is largely due to improved employment and quality of life prospects, facilitated by excellent transportation networks, including an international port as well as access roads that are well-connected to nearby markets. The city is a first-class city in the Southern Tagalog Region, steadily generating significant revenues.

Its consistent inclusion in the list of growth hotspots in the country positions it better for further development.

Ultimately, Lipa Batangas is one of the prime choices among investors and homebuyers today. And one such residential development gaining a lot of interest is Periveo – a 42-hectare integrated lifestyle community by Golden Home Realty Development Inc. located in Lipa, Ibaan Rd., Lipa, Batangas—where you can experience the fullness of life in an idyllic neighborhood where modernity meets serenity.